Minggu, 14 Februari 2016

Milan Update #1

Been a while since my last post and I'm feeling a little guilty for neglecting my blog, seen as its supposed to be a running commentary of my design education experience i've not been doing a great job.

Anyway, landed in Milan on the 27th of May and got straight to work at Design Innovation. The project we are working on is confidential but I can tell you it's for Indesit so use your imagination.

A lot of research work is being done at the minute and we got to go to a professional cooking school to learn how to cook some Italian cuisine which was great, The Italian guy who was running the course had a really english accent when he spoke english which i couldn't wrap my head around.

Mark, Another guy we work with has the most cliche italian looks i've ever seen in my life but he speaks perfect english with a really broad Australian accent "BONZA MATE". I think he must be half Australian and half Italian though because the italians we work with say his italians not perfect.

Anyway, more posts will be flooding in soon, as always I'm constantly "tweeting" while I'm here, so get on Twitter and follow me to see what I'm up to!

I will leave you with a snap from my camera of a great bit of graphic work on the Milan Metro. It may show how childish I am but it defiantly made me laugh (its a warning to say you may get trapped in the doors)

Design is One

I recently looked through this book - http://snurl.com/g3h87

There was a theory that struck a chord with me. I still cannot decide whether I agree or disagree.

"the basic concept is that the discipline of design is one, and if you can design one thing, then you can design everything. The methodology is the same no matter what the subject"

I study Industrial Design at Uni and would like to think that I could branch into many aspects of design, such as fashion or web design.
so that's where I agree with this point, however I feel as though someone in web design would lack an understanding of how to design a product.

I think it all stems down to design education, there are similar structures throughout all courses of design that I've seen within the University I attend, and with collaboration on projects I feel like I am passing on techniques,skills and insight that I have developed to make myself a better designer.

How does everyone feel about this and does anybody have any other literature I could read through related to the subject?

(PS - More of the book can be read online here - http://snurl.com/g3i11)